After the patriarch of the Foxmans' family dies, mom Hillary and grown kids Judd (Bateman), Wendy (Fey), Phillip (Driver), and Paul (Stoll) are forced to spend some time together while they sit shiva for a week. Shiva is the Jewish practice of mourning, and it lasts seven days, which is just enough time for some life-changing moments among the Foxmans and their extended loved ones.
Judd's still reeling from discovering his wife in bed with his boss (Dax Shepard), and the other siblings have a whole host of their own problems that lend themselves to all sorts of shenanigans. Ben Schwartz plays their wanna-be cool Rabbi nicknamed Boner, so yeah, this sounds like a match made in shul. Plus, we're psyched to see Rose Byrne flex her comedic chops once again, after stealing scenes in "Neighbors" and "Bridesmaids."
"This Is Where I Leave You" is based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper, who also wrote the screenplay. Director Shawn Levy's previous outings include "Real Steel," "The Internship," and the "Night at the Museum" films, but this looks a lot more warm and fuzzy.
"This Is Where I Leave You" opens September 12, 2014.